Director CARY FUKUNAGA's movie SIN NOMBRE was the toast of the Stockholm Film Festival in Sweden on Sunday (29Nov09), scooping three top awards.
Sin Nombre, about Honduran immigrants trying to make it to the U.S. border, landed the Silver House prizes for Best First Feature Film and Best Actor for its star Edgar Flores, as well as taking the Fipresci International Film Critics Prize for Best Film.
But the movie missed out on the 2009 Golden Horse for Best Feature Film - that went to Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth, about a dysfunctional family.
Actress Mo'Nique was named Best Actress for her role in gritty drama Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, while director Louie Psihoyos's documentary The Cove, about dolphin slaughter, was awarded the Silver Audience Award.